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Taylor Lautner to play Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights live-read

October 8th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
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Taylor Lautner is set to step into Mark Wahlberg's shoes and take on the role of well-hung porn star Dirk Diggler in a Boogie Nights live-reading.

The Twilight actor will take on the character in Jason Reitman's production at The Film Independent event at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Thursday (10Oct13), according to

Judy Greer will portray Julianne Moore's Amber Waves character and Mae Whitman and Kevin Pollak will also hit the stage for the one-off event.

Jesse Eisenberg played Diggler in a live-reading last month (Sep13) at the Toronto International Film Festiv...

John C. Reilly to release debut album

July 8th, 2013 3:10am EDT
John C. Reilly
Hollywood actor John C. Reilly is spending his summer (13) in the recording studio as he prepares to release his debut album on Jack White's record label.

The Boogie Nights star has already released two singles via White's Third Man Records imprint, and is now busy working on a full collection of folk and Americana covers.

He met White through mutual friends and eventually persuaded the rocker to play Elvis Presley in his 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Reilly explains, "We stayed in touch. And he said, 'Well, if you ever want to do anything and want it to be recorded, you sh...

Heather Graham's parents speak out about family feud

June 2nd, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Heather Graham
Heather Graham's estranged parents have opened up about the bitter rift which wrecked their relationship with the star, insisting she cut them out of her life after making it big in Hollywood.

The blonde beauty has made no secret of her feud with mum Joan and dad Jim Graham, who she claims never forgave her for her raunchy role as a porn star in 1997's Boogie Nights because of their devout Catholic beliefs.

She recently opened up about the rift again, saying, "Part of me longs to have a mum and dad who love and accept me for who I am, but, if they never do, it's OK."

Now her parents have...

What Are The Top 14 Most Memorable Topless Scenes On Film?

October 10th, 2012 9:06pm EDT
Phoebe Catest Fast Times at Ridgemont High
There are dozens of actresses who have no problem taking off their tops for the sake of a movie role, and their choices can end up either hurting or helping their careers.

Some stars say they'd do it only if the "right role" came along; and others simply refuse to go topless for any reason. And sometimes an actress's decision to go topless for a role can overshadow the movie itself -- which can be good (Demi Moore in Striptease) or bad (Jessica Biel in Powder Blue).

With the advent of the internet, many of these scenes now live on forever, but with topless and nude scenes a-dime-a-dozen, ...

William H. Macy Had Awkward First Meeting With Adult Star Who Played His Wife In 'Boogie Nights'

September 29th, 2011 9:57pm EDT
William H. Macy
The porn star who played actor "William H. Macy"'s cheating wife in hit 1997 film Boogie Nights tried to shock him at their first meeting by grooming herself in front of him.

The Cooler star admits he was a little intimidated by Nina Hartley when they first met in her trailer - because she didn't seem to have any boundaries.

He tells Hustler magazine, "When I walked into the trailer on the first day, it was full of people (and) there was Nina shaving her la-la (genitals) with her legs up on the table. I thought, 'Wow. Are we gonna get along?'"

But Macy needn't have worried - he and Hartl...

Christian Bale Sings 'Powerpuff Girls' Theme Song (Video)

December 15th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Christian Bale Mark Wahlberg
Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg sat down with ABC News to talk about their new movie The Fighter. What they didn't expect, however, was to end the interview with a song. After some gentle convincing, Mark Wahlberg belted out his really bad version of "You've Got The Touch" from Boogie Nights and Christian Bale sang... the theme song from The Powerpuff Girls?

It's a song he's been singing throughout his house, he says, thanks to the fact that his daughter is a huge fan of the cartoon. While Bale absolutely did not want to sing anything from Newsies, he seemed genuinely happy wi...

Heather Graham Out Of 'The Hangover 2,' Tiger Woods In?

October 16th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Heather Graham
Heather Graham won't be hanging with The Hangover crew in the sequel to the hit comedy - movie studio bosses have confirmed the Boogie Nights star will not be back as the hooker with a heart of gold.

The actress played Jade in the first film and was slated to reprise her role in The Hangover 2, but Warner Brothers bosses have revealed she won't be joining Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong in the sequel.

A studio spokesman tells, "Unfortunately Heather won't be in the sequel; they way the story unfolds doesn't allow any room for her charac...

Mark Wahlberg: 'I Am A Bit Self-Conscious'

October 7th, 2010 12:14pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Mark Wahlberg worries about taking on "vulnerable" roles - because he's convinced his childhood friends will think less of him for showing his sensitive side.

The Boogie Nights star grew up in a rough area of Boston, Massachusetts, and turned to drugs and crime as a teen before a stint in jail prompted him to turn his life around. However, Wahlberg admits he still tries to impress friends from his old neighborhood with 'tough guy' roles.

He tells Empire magazine, "I am a bit self-conscious. I grew up in a tough neighborhood and it's cool if you're playing a tough guy, but playing ...

Mark Wahlberg Used To Slap Friends In The Face With Fake Penis

September 20th, 2010 8:18am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg stole a saucy souvenir from the set of "Boogie Nights" - the 13-inch fake penis he flashed in the 1997 movie.

Wahlberg revealed the prosthetic appendage in the famous final scene from Paul Thomas Anderson's porn industry drama.

And the actor was determined to keep it as a lasting reminder of his time on the set.

Wahlberg reveals, "I used to keep it in my desk drawer. And I'd take it out and slap my friends in the face with it. I don't keep many things from my movies, but that just seemed to have personal significance."

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Mark Wahlberg Embarrassed Over 'Marky Mark' Days

September 6th, 2010 5:31pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg cringes when he thinks back to his music career, because he's so embarrassed about his life as an up-and-coming rapper.

The actor rose to fame with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch before moving on to high profile films including "Planet Of The Apes" and "Boogie Nights."

Now Wahlberg admits he hates watching footage of his pop star days and is often the subject of his friends' jokes.

He says, "Ah man, embarrassed. I thought I was so cool back then, but when I see the footage, I was such an a**.

"I remember seeing this thing on VH1, some Sexy People Of The 90s Show. My brothe...

Mark Wahlberg Eyeing Another Porn Movie?

August 19th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is revisiting his Boogie Nights years - he is planning to shoot another movie about the porn industry.

The actor played a male prostitute in the 1997 film about the "golden era" of adult movies in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, he wants to bring the story up to date by shooting a TV drama about a porn company struggling to compete with adult websites, and a girl who travels to Los Angeles hoping to make it in the sex industry.

New York Post gossip column Page Six reports Wahlberg has teamed up with his fellow Entourage executive producer Steve Levinson and writer James Frey to ...

Burt Reynolds Feels 'Fabulous' After Surgery

April 27th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds is feeling "fabulous" after undergoing heart surgery in February - he now wants to "live to be 199."

The 74 year old was diagnosed with clogged arteries after a routine check-up earlier this year, and immediately underwent an operation to correct the condition. The actor admits he was lucky doctors were able to spot the problem, and he's delighted with his renewed health since the surgery.

He tells, "I was a heart attack waiting to happen... My doctor said I needed to undergo bypass surgery immediately. I went home and shaved then had the operation the next day....

Heather Graham Wants To Play A Pregnant Stripper

December 16th, 2009 11:59pm EST
Heather Graham
Heather Graham can't wait for a sequel to hit movie "The Hangover" - because she wants to play a pregnant stripper. The "Boogie Nights" star has yet to see a script for a much-anticipated follow up but she's already pitching ideas to writer/director Todd Phillips for her character, Jade.

She says, "I think Stu should get her pregnant, and that she should do a pregnant strip dance. I know it sounds so wrong, but it sounds so right."

Failing that, Graham tells she'd like to see a bachelorette party theme for the sequel: "That'd be really cool. Seriously, I wish. We need to g...

Heather Graham Crafts Political 'Spells'

October 9th, 2009 3:04pm EDT
Heather Graham
Heather Graham is following in the footsteps of campaigning actresses Angelina Jolie and Jane Fonda and making a stand for a political cause.

The Boogie Nights star is currently in New York City, shooting a new public service announcement for, reports The organization is a liberal advocacy group, which raises money for the Democrat party candidates.

The 39-year-old star was an outspoken supporter of Democrat President Barack Obama ahead of last year's General Election, and even claims a hand in his victory over Republican John McCain.

She said at the tim...

Celebrities Who Get Naked On Screen: A Thin Line Between Classy & Trashy

June 19th, 2009 10:09am EDT
Halle Berry
Hollywood royalty used to use body doubles for filming sex scenes in their films; the thought of them baring it all was almost a joke. But as sex and nudity have taken a more artsy approach on screen, celebrities are jumping at the chance to take their careers to a more risqué level...

Yet, baring it all in films is a very touchy subject with actors. This is a topic young Hollywood and wannabe actors can't seem to grasp. If you are an established actor and nudity is done in good taste, it's viewed by most people as classy. But if you're just starting out, you don't want to be known as ...

Heather Graham's Slinky Blue Dress

June 11th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Heather Graham
We think Heather Graham looks smoking hot at the London premiere of "The Hangover" yesterday. What do you think of her tight blue dress? See more photos after the jump...

Image © Solarpix / PR Photos

In "The Hangover," a blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing, and attempt to get him to the alter before his wedding day. Heather plays a stripper in the film.

Image © Solarpix / PR Photos

Graham had her breakthrough role in 1997's B...

Heather Graham Falls For Her Director

March 18th, 2009 1:03pm EDT
Heather Graham
Actress Heather Graham has found love with the director of her new movie, young filmmaker Yaniv Raz.

Graham met 32-year-old Raz on the set of Son of Mourning, their new comedy - and when shooting wrapped they switched their business relationship for a romantic one.

Speaking during a charity trip to Hawaii, the 39-year-old Boogie Nights star tells Us Weekly, "We didn't start dating until after we were done filming."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Questionable Decisions Abound On 'Prison Break'

November 18th, 2008 11:22am EST
Prison Break
Things are starting to heat up on "Prison Break" as the ol' gang inches closer towards uncovering the secrets of Scylla. The double crosses will continue to pile up, and in true "Prison Break" fashion, the body count probably will as well. Before all that though, there is a matter of drilling. Lots more drilling.

Where is Tom Cruise when you need him?

Michael (Wentworth Miller) needs surgery (remember that massive tumor that he has growing on that freakishly genius brain of his?) and he is refusing to get it. Mahone (William Fichtner) tries to convince him to go get the tumor ...

The Best Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

October 22nd, 2008 9:57am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Synecdoche, New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, opens in select theaters Oct. 24. Hoffman plays a wild-eyed theater director who attempts to build a life-sized replica of New York City in preparation for an ambitious play. Check out our list of some of Hoffman's greatest works:

Cold Mountain

The star-studded "Cold Mountain" is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War.

Boogie Nights

"Boogie Nights" is less a film about pornography than the serio-comic story of a group of misfits, losers, and lost souls who are embraced by Jack Horner (Burt R...

Sean Penn Fooled By James Franco's Fake Penis

August 9th, 2008 3:44pm EDT
Sean Penn
Movie star Sean Penn felt sure his onscreen gay lover in new biopic Milk was a big boy - because James Franco wore a prosthetic penis for naked scenes.

The Spider-Man hunk strapped on a fake phallus for a nude pool scene in the film - about San Francisco's first gay Mayor Harvey Milk - because he didn't want to be completely exposed.

And even Penn was duped by the lifelike manhood.

Franco reveals, "This scene went on for a long time, like half the day, and it's getting old... and I go over to Sean and I guess he didn't know that I was wearing a prosthetic.

"I go, `Sean, ...

Mark Wahlberg Thinks 'Ocean's' Films 'Sucked'

June 13th, 2008 12:11pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Mark Wahlberg is relieved he turned down the opportunity to star in George Clooney's Ocean's movie franchise, because the films all "sucked".

The Boogie Nights star was initially approached to play the part of Linus Caldwell - a role that eventually went to Matt Damon - in Ocean's Eleven, but he decided against joining Clooney and pal Brad Pitt for the casino heist movie. And, even though two of his own projects turned out to be flops, he insists anything would have been better than having to pretend he enjoyed making Ocean's Eleven.

He says, "It was well worth it! The sec...

Mark Wahlberg Injured By Daughter

June 11th, 2008 10:42am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is nursing a sore thumb after his young daughter attacked him during a game of tennis. The Boogie Nights star has been forced to promote his new film The Happening sporting a special hand strap to protect his sore digit.

And he revealed to the hosts of NBC's The Today Show that four-and-a-half year old Ella-Rae is the culprit.

Wahlberg explains, "She whacked me. We were playing tennis. She was thrilled."

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

'Deal' is No Big Deal as Career of Burt Reynolds Fades Away

April 24th, 2008 4:29pm EDT
(– Poor Burt Reynolds. As the No. 1 box-office star from 1978 to 1982, he revived his film career in 1997 with “Boogie Nights”. Since then, he has had the long, slow decline of “B” movies and bad remakes. Reynolds even tainted his own legacy by participating in the horrible 2005 redo of “The Longest Yard.”

Will he ever get the one last script that will return him to glory? The film “Deal” isn’t it. Reynolds plays Tommy Vinton: a mysterious stranger who begins observing young poker hotshot Alex (Bret Harrison).

Alex is from the Internet age and won an online co...

'Deal' is No Big Deal as Career of Burt Reynolds Fades Away

April 24th, 2008 9:46am EDT
(– Poor Burt Reynolds. As the No. 1 box-office star from 1978 to 1982, he revived his film career in 1997 with “Boogie Nights”. Since then, he has had the long, slow decline of “B” movies and bad remakes. Reynolds even tainted his own legacy by participating in the horrible 2005 redo of “The Longest Yard.”

Will he ever get the one last script that will return him to glory? The film “Deal” isn’t it. Reynolds plays Tommy Vinton: a mysterious stranger who begins observing young poker hotshot Alex (Bret Harrison).

Alex is from the Internet age and won an online co...

Mark Wahlberg And Fiancée Expecting Another Baby

April 23rd, 2008 12:14pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Mark Wahlberg is set to become a dad again - his fiancée Rhea Durham is pregnant for the third time. Wahlberg, 36, and long-term partner Durham, 29, have yet to go public with their news - but the Boogie Nights star has reportedly told friends he is expecting a son, due in September.

A friend close to the star tells OK! Magazine, "Mark is thrilled to be having another baby. He is an amazing dad, and his two children are his world. He always used to joke about wanting at least a dozen kids, but it looks like he wasn't joking after all."

Wahlberg and Durham - who have been ...

Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....

8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

March 28th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...

20 Years Later: New Kids On The Block

March 10th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since I wore my New Kids On The Block t-shirt holding a pink and black pocket rocker, which was playing "Hanging Tough" of course, in one hand and a sign saying "I hart you Jordan! Merry me!" in the other. Yes, I spelled it that way I was five years old. Even back then I was able to "get on the floor and do the new kids dance" at the outdoor venue in Tinley Park for my very first concert to see the best boyband EVER!

For those who don't remember or weren't born yet, New Kids on the Block was one of the most popular boybands to hit the music ...

Three Rappers Turned Successful Hollywood Actors

March 4th, 2008 11:55am EST
Will Smith
Music entertainers are constantly making the transition from the world of singing to acting. The goal is usually to be a double, triple or quadruple threat via becoming an amazing musician/actor; musician/actor/producer or musician/actor/producer/director.

Specifically, it is not uncommon to hear of rappers going from the music video screen to the small and big screens. There a number of them who have done it quite successfully. But, there are three in particular whose success has surpassed all expectations. They are: Will Smith (a.k.a. Fresh Prince), Mark Wahlberg (a.k.a. Marky Ma...

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